10 Easy and Healthy Crock Pot Recipes for Weight Loss

‘I’m on a diet.’

‘Does that place have healthy salads on the menu?’

I’d rather boil it than fry it.’

If you have ever gone through the struggle of shedding the extra layers of fat off your body, you have definitely used one or all of these sentences. And the worst part is that the friends hanging out with you would mock you for your healthy choices. Like right Karen, you weren’t the one making fun of my over-weight self two days ago? Suddenly your life changes. You start googling healthy meal recipes. You start subscribing to TV channels that air cooking shows. If you have subscribed to a service like Optimum Cable Packages, you will easily find a bunch of cooking channels.

And if not, here are a couple of recipes to get you through your weight-loss period.

Crock Pot Chili

As opposed to a typical Chili that is well, anything but healthy, this recipe is low on calories, fat and of course sodium. And it asks of you to dump all the ingredients in the slow cooker and let them cook by themselves. Hence, making it the right blend of easy and healthy. So, to make Crock Pot Chili, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Bell pepper
  • Zucchini
  • Corn Kernels
  • Mushrooms
  • Tomatoes
  • Kidney beans
  • Water
  • Cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Oregano
  • Cayenne pepper

Poof! That is a long list. But worry not, because the cooking process is nothing like the long list. Add all the ingredients to the crock pot, cover the pot and put it on the stove for the next seven hours. Yes, you read that right.

You might want to take a trip to the nearby town while the Chili cooks though.

Farro and Chicken Chili

This dish rich in chicken, farro, and chili would become a weekend special at your place. The blend of protein with garlic and kale makes for a good nutritious and a filling meal. Just collect the following ingredients and you are good to go:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Olive Oil
  • Kidney beans
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Farro
  • Kale
  • Oregano
  • Tomato paste
  • Cheese (easy on the quantity) for topping

Place the chicken and olive oil in the slow cooker and the rest of the ingredients on top of it (except for kale). Cook for 3 hours before adding kale. After adding it, cook for another hour. Plate it out in a plate and top with cheese before serving.

Beef and Black Bean Stew

Kidney beans are very good for weight loss because they are rich in protein and lack fats. Making them the perfect candidate for weight loss. And if you wish to have a protein-rich meal while you are on a diet, this stew is a go-to recipe. All you need is:

  • Beef stew meat
  • Onions
  • Black beans
  • Chili powder
  • Cumin
  • Bay leaves
  • Beef broth
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Olive oil

And you know the drill. Throw the ingredients in the crockpot, cook for 6-7 hours if you set it to low or 3-4 hours if on high.

Vegetable Lasagna

As disgusting as it may sound, it actually is quite the opposite. You can choose from a gazillion vegetables at your disposal. However, to make it easy for you, here are the ingredients you would need:

  • Olive oil
  • Onion
  • Zucchini
  • Eggplant
  • Tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Corns
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Tomato sauce
  • Lasagna sheets
  • Chopped basil
  • Parmesan cheese

Sautee the vegetables in olive oil until tender. Make layers using tomato sauce, sautéed and seasoned vegetables, and lasagna noodles in the crockpot and cook for 3-4 hours on low heat.

Chicken Cordon Blue Soup

While the name might suggest a soup rich in cheese and fats, the ingredients tell otherwise. This soup is a healthy and filling alternative to your otherwise calorie-rich meal. The ingredients you would need are:

  • Chicken broth
  • Ham
  • Boneless chicken
  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Tarragon
  • Low-fat Swiss cheese
  • Low-fat milk
  • Butter
  • Flour

Add everything other than the milk, butter, flour, and cheese to the slow cooker and cook for 4-5 hours on low heat or 2-3 hours on high heat. Prepare the following two mixtures separately:

  • Milk and cheese- mix them over a stove
  • Mix the softened butter and flour in a separate bowl

Add these both mixtures into the cooked soup. Keep stirring until they appear to be a single unit. And then serve hot (without the garlic bread, of course).

Honey Garlic Chicken

If you crave for a good chicken-rich meal while you have set on a weight-loss regime, then this recipe is a savior. All you would need is:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Olive oil
  • Chopped garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Honey
  • Soy sauce

Add the chicken with all the other ingredients in the slow cooker and let them play together for 3-4 hours on high heat. Once done, get ready to dig into the pot and eat the scrumptious chicken.

3-Ingredient Balsamic Chicken

All you need for this recipe is three ingredients.

  • Chicken breasts
  • A jar of chunky salsa
  • Balsamic vinegar

Add the ingredients to the pot and wait for them to cook for 4-5 hours on low heat.

Stuffed Peppers

Collect the following long list of ingredients:

  • Brown rice
  • Tomatoes
  • Corn
  • Sweet onions
  • Jack cheese
  • Olives
  • Black beans
  • Red beans
  • Basil leaves
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Salt
  • Sweet peppers
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Water
  • Parmesan cheese

Combine everything other than water, parmesan cheese, spaghetti sauce, and sweet peppers. Fill the sweet peppers (after removing seeds from it) with this mixture. Place the stuffed bell peppers in the slow cooker. Top it with a mixture of water and tomato paste. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and let it cook for 3.5-4 hours.

Mushroom Barley Risotto

You would need the following ingredients to make this scrumptious Risotto:

  • Olive oil
  • Onion
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • Mushrooms
  • Fresh thyme
  • Pearl barley
  • Carrots
  • Vegetable Broth
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Sherry vinegar
  • Parsley

Combine all the ingredients in a slow-cooker and wait for 6-7 hours before you can enjoy this filling meal.

Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal

You will need to cook this meal overnight to have a healthy breakfast the following morning. Gather the ingredients in the day though. You will need:

  • Oats
  • Coconut milk
  • Water
  • Apple
  • Brown sugar
  • Coconut oil
  • Cinnamon
  • Sea salt

Spray the coconut oil on the inside of the cooker. Add all the ingredients and cook on low heat for 5-7 hours.

These are just ten from the many recipes that you can try. If you crave for more, you can always google or watch a YouTube video. The service providers offer such optimum Internet pricing these days, that accessing the Internet at any given time has become easy.

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